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5 Points to Ponder: Playoff Points Payoff

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Bonus Points Heading into the 2018 iteration of the playoffs, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick had a whopping 50 bonus points apiece while Martin Truex Jr. had a healthy 35 points in third place. Brad Keselowski was a distant fourth (19 points), with Clint Bowyer (15), Kurt Busch (14) and Joey Logano (14) further back. …

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Heavy Hearted Charles Leclerc Finally Gets First F1 Win in Belgium, Dedicates Win to Anthoine Hubert

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Formula One is back after the summer break to kick off the last leg of the 2019 season. There was a lot of excitement after Ferrari got their second front row lockout of the season. But then the weekend turned tragic after BWT Arden and Renault development Formula 2 driver Anthoine Hubert lost his life …

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Charles Leclerc Leads the Ferrari Charge to Claim Pole at Spa

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Formula One is back after a dramatic summer break. Red Bull decided to replace the underperforming Pierre Gasly with a 12-race-old rookie, Alex Albon, over the experienced (both on the track and being sacked mid-season) Daniil Kvyat, putting Gasly back in Toro Rosso. With Honda bringing a new power unit this weekend, Albon will begin …

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Lewis Hamilton Wins British Grand Prix Victory as Mercedes Gets 1-2 Finish

Lewis Hamilton Voices His Frustration (Photo: F1 Media)

The 2019 British Grand Prix wasn’t short of action. There were plenty of safety cars, accidents and penalties. But in the end, Lewis Hamilton was the first one to cross the line to win his record-breaking sixth victory in the British Grand Prix and 80th career victory. “I can’t tell you how proud I am …

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F1: Charles Leclerc Takes Second Pole in Austrian GP Qualifying

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In what seems to be an upset but should not be, Charles Leclerc drove his Ferrari to pole position on Saturday (June 29) at the Red Bull Ring. This kind of result is exactly what Ferrari and their fans have been expecting all season as the cars have been fast but unable to put things …

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F1 Midweek: Headlines for the Top 5 After the First Leg of the 2019 Season

Daniel Ricciardo on track at the Canadian Grand Prix back in 2019. (Photo: FIA Images)

Daniel Ricciardo on track at the Canadian Grand Prix (credit: FIA images)

Mercedes: Continuing Dominance What more can we say about Mercedes? They are dominating F1 yet again, but still finding a way to break new ground. Winning all seven races thus far in 2019 and five one-two finishes have the Silver Arrows staring a sixth constructors title in as many seasons. The Toto Wolff-led brigade has …

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F1 Midweek: The Season Story, Mercedes and Then…

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This past weekend featured one of the crown jewels of the racing calendar with Formula 1 hosting the Monaco Grand Prix. In what has become normative Monaco tradition, the race was more of a parade than it was a testament to outright competition. Aside from seeing whether or not Max Verstappen might go crazy and …

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F1 Qualifying: Lewis Hamilton Scores Emotional Pole Position in Monaco, Monaco Native Charles Leclerc Eliminated in Q1

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The 77th Monaco Grand Prix weekend is fully underway with a drama filled Qualifying session as we had potential penalties and hometown driver Charles Leclerc was eliminated due to poor strategy by Ferrari. But in the end, Mercedes AMG Petronas, sporting a red halo to tribute the late Niki Lauda’s famous red cap, takes another …

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5 Points to Ponder: Contenders & Pretenders

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Strong Start for Denny Hamlin For the first time since all the way back in 2010, Denny Hamlin won at Texas Motor Speedway — his second win in seven races this season, and statistically his best start to a season in 14 years of running full-time at the Cup level. Hamlin has never started a …

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Pace Laps: Joe Gibbs Racing Takes Over Texas

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Denny Hamlin’s Quick Road To Healing It was Homestead-Miami Speedway, the site of the 2018 championship finale and Denny Hamlin was clearly upset. The main storyline centered around whether he’d help title contender Kyle Busch with pit stall selection after winning the pole. But you could tell, from the second …

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